Shakespeare

UIndy student work highlighted regionally, nationally at theatre festival

Nearly 30 students are back home after traveling to Madison, Wisconsin in January to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). University of Indianapolis students received regional and national recognition for their work on plays including “I & You” and “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.”

UIndy students participated in workshops and attended theatre productions throughout the week

“The UIndy Theatre Department provided me with the passion for I and You that I was able to convey with my lighting design,” said Haley Rigsby ’20 (theatre), who received an award at the festival.

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Congratulations to the students who have been regionally and nationally recognized for their work by KCACTF:

  • Zech Saenz ’19:
    • Winner – Crafts, Engineering & Management, “The Love Talker”
    • Finalist- Regional Design Projects (Haroun & the Sea of Stories)
    • Certificate of Merit- Props Designs (Complete Works of William Shakespeare)
  • Haley Rigsby ’20: Winner – Theatre Design Excellence Recipient for Vectorworks, “I & You”
  • Liesel Schmitz ’20 – Certificate of Merit -Stage Management, “I & You”
  • Jill Wooster ‘ 22: Winner – Design Storm, “Arcadia”

And congratulations to the UIndy students who presented at the festival! 

Irene Ryan Scholarship Auditionees & Partners

  •         Mary Schreier ‘19 & J.J. Adams ‘21
  •         Emma Rund ‘20 & Katie Carter ‘20
  •         Destiny Heugel ‘20 & Brendan Everett ‘21
  •         Carly Wagers ‘20 & Senaite Tekle ‘21
  •         Clayton Rardon ‘21 & Nicholas Finch ‘22
  •         Noah Fields ‘22 & Madison Gomez’ 22

National KCACTF Awards for Theatrical Design Excellence

  •         Haley Rigsby 20 – “I and You” (Lighting Design)
  •         Zech Saenz 19 “I and You” (Costume Design)

National KCACTF Allied Design and Technologies

  •         Zech Saenz 19 – “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [revised]” (Props Design)

Regional Design Projects

  •         Gabe Naile ‘19 – “Arcadia” (Costume Design)
  •         Emma Rund ‘20 – “Chicago” (Costume Design)
  •         Zech Saenz ‘19 – “Haroun and The Sea of Stories” (Costume Design)
  •         Mary Schreier ‘19 – “The Trojan Women” (Costume Design)

Crafts, Engineering & Management Award

  •         Zech Saenz ‘19 – “The Love Talker” (Theatre Education)

Design Storm

  •         Destiny Heugel 20 – “The Rhinoceros” (Director)
  •         Zech Saenz19 – “A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams” (Director)
  •         Jill Wooster ‘22 – “Arcadia” (Costume Design)

LMDA / KCACTF Student Dramaturgy Award

  •         Brandon Hart ‘20 – “It’s A Wonderful Life” (Dramaturgy)

10 Minute Play Festival

  •         Carly Wager ’20 – “Fourth Date” (Actor)
  •         Senaite Tekle ’21 – “Angels Playground” (Actor)

New Play Staged Readings

  • Kelly Casey ‘19 – “A Mother of Two” (Director)